While dining at a communal table at Full Kee yesterday, my table-mates told me that the best authentic Cantonese food in town is at a place with "Saigon" in the title -- I believe one of them said "Saigon Palace" -- at or near Seven Corners. Despite the name (which is a carry-over from its previous incarnation), it's not Vietnamese, but Cantonese. According to my dining companions, the "master" dumpling maker who once worked at Full Kee is at this Saigon place, and they otherwise specialize in simple rice dishes (including with salty fish), and shark-fin soup. It's also reportedly *very* popular with Chinese families, and thus difficult to snag a table at peak times.
I *think* they meant Saigon Palace, at 6208 E. Leesburg Pike. But the Tyler Cowen guide lists that as a Vietnamese place (which might simply be outdated info -- the place about which I was told certainly *was* Vietnamese before the ownership change).
On the other hand, there's Cho Chu Saigon in the Eden Center, which is also, IINM, Cantonese. But I don't think my table-mates were describing the Eden Center.
Has anyone recently been to Saigon Palace? Chowlunch?